During Kanye West’s appearance at Awaken 2020, a huge prayer rally, hosted in Tempe, Arizona he touched on his past struggles with drinking alcohol and how it affected him. He also stated that alcohol cause his infamous 2009 Taylor Swift VMAs incident.
“I never thought about the effect alcohol could have had on my life. I was drinking on the red carpet, and then running on stage a few minutes later. And everyone around said, ‘Nah, he ain’t really no alcoholic.’ And then you get to the point where you’re drinking Grey Goose and orange juice for breakfast, thinking, ‘Nah, I ain’t really no alcoholic.’”, Ye told the crowd.